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Yellowstone Volcano Observatory
Up-to-date information on volcanic activity in Yellowstone.
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Yellowstone Volcano Observatory was established as a partnership between the U.S. Geological Survey, Yellowstone National Park, and the University of Utah. This Web site provides up-to-date information on the volcanic and seismic activity in the region as well as historical data.
The site features both a top navigation bar and a navigation menu on the left side. This organization is consistent on the internal pages as well.

Geography and earth science teachers will find lots of information and resources at this site to engage their students in problem based learning. The site is divided into four major sections; Activity, About Yellowstone, Images & Publications, and About YVO. The current activity section includes monthly activity updates and news about the volcanic system, including a Monitoring Data section that displays both real-time and non real-time data. The real-time data includes earthquakes, deformation (GPS), and hydrolic. An interesting part of the non real-time data is the discussion of the volcano monitoring techniques. The photo gallery provides an interactive imagemap of Yellowstone National Park. Just click on a location and view a photo of the site, along with a brief description. Locations are also listed below the map as hyperlinks for quick easy access.


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